Glenbrook to Red Hands Cave (via Jellybean Pool)


2 hrs

4.4 km One way

259 m

Hard track
This walk takes you across Glenbrook Gorge and up Campfire Creek to Red Hands Cave. The walk is quite serene and you can enjoy some peace as you wander along the trail to the art in Red Hands Cave. The side trip to the grinding grooves is worthwhile to complement the cave art.

Maps for the Glenbrook to Red Hands Cave (via Jellybean Pool) walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.
Penrith 1:25 000 Map Series 90303N PENRITH NSW-90303N
Penrith 1:100 000 Map Series 9030 PENRITH 9030

Cross sectional view of the Glenbrook to Red Hands Cave (via Jellybean Pool) bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Glenbrook to Red Hands Cave (via Jellybean Pool)

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 4.4 km
Time 2 hrs
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Grade 4/6



Hard track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Signs Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Experience Required Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk

Gradient

3.5km of this walk has short steep hills and another 860m has gentle hills with occasional steps. The remaining (15m) is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

3.7km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 390m follows a clear and well formed track or trail. Whilst another 320m follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely and the remaining 15m follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs

2.9km of this walk is clearly signposted and another 1.2km has directional signs at most intersection. The remaining (320m) has minimal directional signs.

Experience Required

Around 4.1km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 320m requires a leader a with moderate level of bushwalking experience.

weather

Around 4.1km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 330m is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure

This whole walk, 4.4km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Glenbrook to Red Hands Cave (via Jellybean Pool) walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Glenbrook to Red Hands Cave (via Jellybean Pool) walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Glenbrook to Red Hands Cave (via Jellybean Pool) walk starts at the Glenbrook Information Centre car park (gps: -33.778235, 150.62074)
Your transport options to Glenbrook Information Centre car park are by;
Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)



The Glenbrook to Red Hands Cave (via Jellybean Pool) ends at the Red Hands Cave car park (gps: -33.783374, 150.59028)
Your main transport option to Red Hands Cave car park is by;
Car. A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
(get details)


Fire Danger

Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Central Tablelands weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

Comments

 


Short URL = http://wild.tl/rhcvjp


Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt :)